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SOURCE Take Winter By Storm
Take Winter By Storm urges citizens to take steps to protect property and lives this holiday season
SEATTLE, Dec. 18, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Holiday travel, expected to be in full swing by this weekend, can be particularly expensive and stressful. Making sure to prepare in advance of upcoming travel for weather scenarios that might occur while you're away is an important step to ensuring that costs and chaos are minimized. Being prepared can help you avoid weather-related incidents such as driving accidents and flooding in the house.
If travel plans are in your near future, whether one day or multiple weeks, Take Winter By Storm- a regional campaign to help people get prepared before bad weather strikes - offers the following tips.
Do a Quick Maintenance Check Around Your Yard
Even with cold weather conditions upon us, your yard still needs to be maintained. Take care of these yard concerns before you hit the road to protect your house and windows:
Protect Your Home from Winter Hazards, Pests and Save Costs Too
A couple preventative steps around the house can go a long way in avoiding major, costly damage while you're away:
Take Extra Caution On Roads
The holidays mean significantly more traffic on the roads, often during seasonal weather conditions such as rain, fog, ice and even snow, and more potential pitfalls in transit. These tips will help you stay safe and keep holiday plans on track:
Visit TakeWinterByStorm.org for more information and helpful resources, such as a downloadable preparedness and maintenance checklists and emergency contact cards. These tips and more can also be found on the State Farm Learning Center website at learningcenter.statefarm.com.
About Take Winter By Storm
The Take Winter By Storm campaign is a collaborative, public-private effort between the King, Kitsap, Pierce and Snohomish counties, the cities of Seattle and Bellevue, State Farm, National Weather Service/NOAA, Bartell Drugs and other local retailers. These organizations – which represent Washington state's largest counties and city emergency management offices and energy utilities, the leading insurer of homes and automobiles, weather forecasters, first responders during disaster occurrences and local businesses – have joined forces in the major multi-media public awareness campaign to raise community awareness of hazardous weather and help protect lives and property.
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